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Cats with pericardial effusion

Pericardial effusion
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what is your question?...sorry just need more info
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Sorry, having problems with my Ipad...

I did  repost the question, has any of you had a cat with pericardial  effusion? It is more common and more serious in dogs, I know that, but wonder if any of you knows from personal.experience ...

Thank you very much !
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sorry I have no personal experience with this myself, maybe some others will jump in here? thats a new topic for this forum.
are you giving kitty lasix? or what measures are you now using?
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No Lasix,it would be dangerous since this kitty also has renal problems, it would dehydrate her too much. It s not REAL baf , I mean the percardial effusion, in which case it would be mandatory, just gives her at times difficult breathing. Only sometimes , though.
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I meant it s not BAD, of course my pad typed baf....Sorry!

thanks for help!
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CRF and heart issues along with pericardial effusion all go hand in hand....yes the lasix would relieve the lung congestion, but would lead to further damage to the kidneys. have you talked to a holistic Vet? is there one near you? I've read of a recipe for danelion tea infusion as a milder herbal alternative to lasix...
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I ve been using mixed Herbal treatment , as well as Fortekor- which already relieves the heart since it lowers blood pressure , a consequence of renal problems- according to an Australian holistic Vet prescription.
I don t , unfortunately, know of any holistic vets near where I am...

Kitty seems to be doing better now, though, and I managed to speak to a University Professor of Vet Cardiology since, who confirmed this is not the major issue, since pericardial  effusion is always mild in cats ( unlike in dogs, where it is very serious, often fatal). He also recommended NOT to use Lasix, or anything of the sort, since it would dehydrate my kitty even more, creating more heart problems...

So I ll just stick with rehydrating ( orally , he doesn t accept infusions any more! But it works just as well with a syringe, we ve been doing it this way for over a month now....) . After the rehydration, he s usually readier to eat, which shows his flushed kidneys no longer make him nauseous..

Thank you so much, Opus 88, for your caring comments. Best to you and your kitties!
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